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Duke University Professor: A National Cryptocurrency Could Potentially Replace Paper Money

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

Duke University Professor: A National Cryptocurrency Could Potentially Replace Paper Money

If a recent interview from a Duke professor is something to go by, the U.S. national fiat currency could soon be replaced by a national cryptocurrency. Per a report published by The Chronicle, dated September 19, 2018, Duke Fuqua School of Business’ professor, Campbell Harvey, not only believes that the United States should create a national cryptocurrency, but concludes that…

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IronX Cryptocurrency Exchange Obtains Regulatory Approval in Crypto-Friendly Estonia

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IronX Cryptocurrency Exchange Obtains Regulatory Approval in Crypto-Friendly Estonia

IronX, a cryptocurrency exchange established in June 2018 by the IronFX Group and EmurgoHK, the founders of the Cardano (ADA) distributed ledger technology (DLT) project, has received the approval of the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), to conduct business in the region as a fully regulated cryptocurrency trading venue. The firm is now one of the first exchanges in the…

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Bitcoin vs. Fiat: The Cryptocurrency Outperformed 3 National Currencies in 2018

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Bitcoin vs. Fiat: The Cryptocurrency Outperformed 3 National Currencies in 2018

As many countries in South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe are in the midst of an economic crisis, depreciating national currencies don’t come as a surprise. What did come as a shock was the fact that bitcoin would be the first to challenge the stability of fiat currencies, outperforming three different national currencies in 2018, as research from Pension Partners…

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To Decentralize or not: What Can Bitcoin Learn from Napster and BitTorrent?

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia

To Decentralize or not: What Can Bitcoin Learn from Napster and BitTorrent?

Over the past decade, the term “decentralization” has gone from relative obscurity to immense popularity. New technological endeavors, especially those that claim to have anything to do with blockchain technology, usually advertise decentralization as a critical selling point. Ultimately though, the vast majority of ordinary folk neither understand what it means nor has any express inclination to understand its implications….

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Bank of Finland Advisor Calls Cryptocurrencies an “Illusion,” States Distributed Ledgers Are Irrelevant

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Bank of Finland Advisor Calls Cryptocurrencies an “Illusion,” States Distributed Ledgers Are Irrelevant

In line with strict global sentiments over cryptocurrencies, an advisor to the Bank of Finland (BoF) released a report in June 2018 titled “The Great Illusion of Cryptocurrencies,” elaborating on why cryptocurrencies are a “fallacy” and an “illusion” of money. Blockchain Payment Systems “Irrelevant” Written by BoF’s Adviser on Digitalization and Head of the Digital Central Bank, Aleksi Grym, the…

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What Do Free Markets Advocates Think About Bitcoin?

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What Do Free Markets Advocates Think About Bitcoin?

What libertarians, anarcho-capitalists, and proponents of the Austrian school of economics, all have in common is their love for free markets and disdain for state intervention. Many evangelists of these schools of thought have thus publicly praised decentralized digital currencies, such as bitcoin, as they provide individuals with personal financial sovereignty and allows them to store their wealth in an…

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Central Bank of Norway to Develop Digital Currency Following Decline in Cash Usage

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Central Bank of Norway to Develop Digital Currency Following Decline in Cash Usage

Prompted by the decline in cash usage, Norges Bank, a central financial institution of Norway, is looking forward to developing its own cryptocurrency. As per Norges Bank’s recent report, dubbed the “Central Bank Digital Currency”(CBDC), plans to act as an alternative to fiat currency to “ensure confidence in money and monetary system.” Other central banks are also analyzing the possibility…

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Australian Government Set to Ban Cash Transactions Over $10,000, an Opening for Cryptocurrencies

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Australian Government Set to Ban Cash Transactions Over $10,000, an Opening for Cryptocurrencies

The Australian government is looking to curb money laundering practices by introducing cash payment limits. In the May 8, 2018, federal budget unveiling, authorities made clear their intentions to tackle this menace by making it illegal to carry out cash payments exceeding $10,000. The new cash limit could also encourage the use of cryptocurrencies in the country. $50 Billion of…

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Can Bitcoin Exist Without Trust?

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Can Bitcoin Exist Without Trust?

In an individualistic commodity society, there are no relationships of solidarity that protect you against uncertainty. The existence of a person in such a community depends only on his ability to acquire (buy) the things he needs on the market. For this reason, individuals are looking for an item that would give them an opportunity to purchase any product in…

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Pawn Shops in Ukraine Set to Start Accepting Cryptocurrencies as Loan Security

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Pawn Shops in Ukraine Set to Start Accepting Cryptocurrencies as Loan Security

Networks of pawnshops in Ukraine are tired of standing on the sidelines watching crypto take over the world. These money lenders have decided to join the blockchain money spaceship to the moon. Crypto Collateral Loan offices in Ukraine are creating a unique lending service targeted at crypto holders. Borrowers will soon be able to get loans in fiat currency equivalents…

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